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Vintage Point

Southex Books and Prints in Delhi, an antiquarian bookshop, is a haven for those seeking the luxury of rarity.

Low-hanging chandeliers, warm yellow lighting, rare prints on shelves, books of all shapes, sizes and ages adorning the walls of the palatial room. This antiquarian bookshop resembles a maharaja's personal library. Located just off the bustling South Extension-II market in New Delhi, Southex Books and Prints has been in the business of rare prints and first edition books for over three decades.

G.C. Jain, 82, the oldest antiquarian in the family, had been a collector of rare prints back in 1982, when the family was based in Calcutta. These comprised rare pieces of

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